European Music Day is a celebration of music across the continent
In Athens at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion the concert program was a selection of classical, Byzantine, jazz and traditional vibes.
Yorgos Perot is the founder and coordinator of the Greek Network of European Music Day:
“We mix harmoniously, our heritage and this exceptional music. The program is a musical combination of different periods. There is also nature. It is a unique opportunity for Greeks to promote all these elements at the same time.”
The concert was held in a unique environment thanks to the Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica.
Anastasia Lazaridou is the Head of Ephorate of Antiquities of East Attica:
“We think, it is very important that the official launch of the European Music Day is held is such a unique archaeological site. It is a great joy for us. We hope that all these people here will enjoy it.”
Euronews reporter is Yorgos Mitropoulos:
The 21st of June, the longest day of the year has become the synonym the European Music Day. For 5 days, hundreds of music events are hosted in more than 50 cities around Greece. Yorgos Mitropoulos, from the Temple of Poseidon, at Sounion for Euronews.